|Above: Even the velvet-flocked box is a confection of magnificent proportions!|
When I heard that Lipstick Queen would be releasing a new lilac-toned shade called "Let Them Eat Cake," I couldn't contain my excitement. I love the aesthetic and creativity of this independent "lips-only" line (see past posts HERE, HERE and HERE) and the thought of a pale, lavender-laced shimmer completely whet my appetite! This is currently available at Barney's NY and Space NK.
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches, images of "Let Them Eat Cake" on the lips and the Bottom Line...
|Above: The weighty, square gunmetal case is so luxurious.|
Housed in a stunning gunmetal case (similar in style and weight to that of the Velvet Rope formula, reviewed HERE), this delicate shade is incredible. The formula is hydrating and long lasting, it applies sheerly with one coat but can be built up to full pigmentation with a couple of coats, it feels creamy on the lips and the rose-gold shimmer adds a luminosity that makes the lips appear full and voluminous.
I love wearing it on its own or in tandem with a light beige gloss like Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme in Creme de la Creme (reviewed HERE) or Chanel Glossimer in #191 Songe (reviewed HERE) for extra shine. The shade itself is a soft, cool lilac pink that looks effortless and sophisticated rather than girly and juvenile. It is actually darker than one might expect at initial glance, but I think that adds to its dimension and versatility. I truly do not have a duplicate in my vast collection, making the procurement of this lip color that much more satisfying!
|Above: An extreme closeup of the shade...the rose gold pigments are distributed throughout the lipstick rather than just being an outer coating!|
Here are the official details, courtesy of Lipstick Queen:
"I've always been fascinated by the opulence of the court of Versailles and it was Marie Antoinette's infamous misquote that ran through my head when I created this lipstick." Poppy King
This summer's lavender trend gets a Lipstick Queen makeover with Let Them Eat Cake, a delicate lilac lipstick shot through with sugary sparkles that will light up your entire look. Paying homage to Marie Antoinette's lavish taste and her total rejection of the ordinary, Poppy created this ground-breaking and truly extraordinary lipstick that captures the same spirit of rebellion and decadence. Pretty pastel is given a special metallic finish with a rock and roll edge that shimmers flirtatiously on the lips.
Can be worn alone or as a topcoat, it will will transform your favorite Lipstick Queen shade with its unique metallic pearl effect. The icing on the cake, if you will!
- With anti-oxidant Vitamin E and nourishing Apricot Kernel Oil
- Suits all complexions
- Cool tones of lilac are cleverly countered with rose gold lustre pigments that catch the light and create voluptuous lips
- Summer's lilac trend made flattering
|Above: A swatch in direct sunlight.|
|Above: Two coats, alone on the lips.|
|Above: The full look.|
|Above: It's both natural and vibrant at the same time.|
|Above: To compliment the lilac tones on the lips, I opted for two coats of the Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara (profiled HERE)|
|Above: I love how the shade makes the lips appear fuller and more voluminous.|
|Above: My mom and I are both wearing "Let Them Eat Cake" in this image, visually demonstrating how well this shade works on different skin tones.|
|Above: Applied four hours earlier, this formula has immense lasting power and the ability to keep my lips majorly hydrated. This was taken on San Simeon beach...what do you think of Jethro's windblown look?|
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Bottom Line: Lipstick Queen Let Them Eat Cake lip color is pure indulgence. The rose gold-tinged lilac is flattering for spectrum of skin tones and the shade itself is light enough to resonate with its fanciful, dessert-themed name yet dark enough to avoid washing out the complexion. This is such a beautiful installment from Lipstick Queen and I highly recommend it to lovers of the brand as well as to those who adore lip color in the lilac family...pick yours up at Barney's NY and Space NK.
--The Beauty Professor
**PR sample provided for review (the rest bought by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.
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